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Hi, Over the past couple of months we have been developing and testing a related videos module on some wikis like Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Halo. During these tests we have been tracking the number of video plays as well as collecting community feedback. We are now ready to expand the rollout to the rest of the site, and we are starting with wikis that there are the most videos for - which includes your wiki!
The videos we have are fully licensed from video partners we have developed relationships with. They include videos such as trailers, famous movie/TV clips, walkthroughs and behind the scenes interviews. We currently have video content from Screenplay and are working to create partnerships with other vendors, including Hulu, soon. You can see the video content we have by visiting the video wiki and either searching by keyword or checking out the various categories.
When the module is enabled, it will already be pre-populated with videos related to your topic. We will try to pick the best videos from the video wiki, but understand that the community’s ability to adjust the content is very important, so you will have access to both adding and removing videos within the module. This can include adding videos already on your wiki or adding new ones from the video wiki.
Our high-quality videos will compliment the fantastic articles and photos on your wiki. On 5 of the test wikis the videos in the modules have already had over 10,000 views. This is an exciting number and we hope as we make more videos available these numbers will increase. We are in the process of pre-populating the related videos module for your wiki, and expect the module to go live within the next couple of weeks, so please let me if you have any any questions or concerns. Sarah (help forum | blog) 18:06, May 30, 2012 (UTC)
- See Forum:What is the related videos module? at Community central. I'll be looking for an answer there. -- (talk · contr) 31 May 2012 10:00 AM Pacific
- I did a little investigation and this module appears to be a list of videos (with previews) that appears on the right sidebar as "Related videos".
- I went to Video wiki, did a search on "Warcraft" and got exactly 10 results. I searched on "pandaria" (for the upcoming Mists of Pandaria expansion) and got nothing. For comparison, I did a search for "League of Legends" and got many pages of results. "Diablo" only got about 15. So, unless someone convinces me otherwise, I'm going to recommend not enabling this feature. There isn't enough related content. -- (talk · contr) 31 May 2012 10:13 AM Pacific
- Hi, Yes right now we do not have a ton of content on wow, but we are in the middle of discussion with a couple of content providers which we hope to soon announce. You can check out the module now on harry potter and diablo. Let me know what other questions you have (and I will update your forum post on central). Cheers, --Sarah (help forum | blog) 19:04, May 31, 2012 (UTC)